Garlic Green Beans is one of my favorite side dish recipes! It’s easy to make and pretty healthy with Crispy Green Beans sauteed in a skillet. Fresh parley adds a great, herbaceous brightness with a little bit of butter and garlic. This is special enough food for Thanksgiving or any other holiday meal and also great in a pinch on a busy weeknight!
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When you love food as much as I do, there is nothing better than marrying into a family full of excellent cooks. So I did just that!
As I mentioned in this post and this post, J’s mom makes some pretty delicious food. This makes sense considering the fact that she learned from one of the best, J’s grandma, who we all affectionately call Nanou.
Nanou was a brilliant French woman. She came to America as a war bride and was a fantastic example of what a strong, beautiful woman can be.
Nanou also had some incredible recipes, which she was gracious enough to share with us. One such mainstay at our dinner table is Nanou’s Garlic Green Beans.
Perfectly cooked green beans in mix of butter and olive oil. A mix of sauteed minced garlic adds that rich, garlicky flavor without being overwhelming and fresh parsley adds the perfect amount of herbaceous freshness.
These are a great alternative to the heavy green bean casserole that usually has a place on most Thanksgiving tables. It’s special enough for a holiday dinner but quick and easy enough to enjoy with a weeknight dinner as well (which we often do!).
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Garlic Green Beans is one of my favorite side dish recipes! It's easy to make and pretty healthy with Crispy Green Beans sauteed in a skillet. Fresh parley adds a great, herbaceous brightness with a little bit of butter and garlic. This is special enough food for Thanksgiving or any other holiday meal and also great in a pinch on a busy weeknight!
10 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
- 1 lb. of green beans
- 2- Tbsp. butter (you can halve it with olive oil if you're trying to be healthier)
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced (I use a garlic press because I'm lazy)
- 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped fine
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Boil your green beans for around 10 minutes and drain well.
- In a saute pan, melt your butter over medium high heat.
- Add your garlic and saute for a couple minutes stirring here and there.
- Add the beans and the parsley and mix all together.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
Please note- like all the best family recipes, there are no true amounts, it all goes by taste (and really, I always encourage you to taste your food as you go along!). That being said, the measurements given are based on how I make it when I cook it for my family. Feel free to adjust the amounts as per your preference.
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